Sergio Garcia: “It is a new chapter of my life”

Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer have seen most things on the European Tour but the superstar duo are both hunting firsts at this week’s 2021 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. Kaymer is a former World and European Tour Number One with two Major Championships in his trophy cabinet, while Garcia has a Major of his own and is the highest points scorer in Ryder Cup history. But they are both looking for a first Rolex Series win and maiden triumph in the European Tour’s season ending event. Rounds of 68 left the duo locked together at four under after day one at Jumeirah Golf Estates and both were in philosophical mood after their opening efforts over the Earth Course. Garcia has five top tens in nine appearances at this event and, while he admits fatherhood has changed his priorities in recent years, he admits lifting the trophy is still one of his big aims.

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“It would be nice. I’ve been close to winning here a couple of times. It would be nice to do it, obviously.” On fatherhood, the Spaniard added: “I think you’re not the centre of attention anymore. Obviously your focus, it’s somewhere else and making sure that they are safe, making sure that they grow up being good kids and polite and everything and obviously my wife, Angela, does a great job at that. I try to do my best, too. It definitely puts things a little bit into perspective and it’s fun. It’s a new chapter of life and my life in this case, and it’s hard work, but we enjoy it”.

A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.

“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period. “. These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the Baltimore Shark’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve worked on a lot with him lately. I’m really lucky to have him around. Besides, he’s a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value.” This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.

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